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Poltergeist

Proving once again that there’s nothing ghosts hate more than a middle-aged woman with an annoying voice (cf. Ethel Meaker in Rentaghost).

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  1. johnnyboy

    July 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    There was a lot more there than just the spouting steak: the balancing chairs in the kitchen without the camerawork using a cut in the scene (how did they DO that?); lightning and thunder happening at different times (just like in nature!); the super-bright lighting behind doors when bad things were happening; that huge-limbed ghost-skeleton thingy that make me nearly sick the first time seen; the quiet-time exposition of what was going on in the house – very moving. Really, lots of small and not-so small bits that made up a very good package (including a very underrated John Williams score). Still a classic ghost story to me.

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